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    LatinoBuzz: More Generation Mex Filmmakers on the Rise

    Last week we featured some of Mexico’s young filmmakers who have emerged as part of a recent revival in Mexican cinema. These new directors have pushed out the old guard and persevere in difficult situations, using public funding and micro-budgets to create films which take aim at Mexico’s social il...

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    LatinoBuzz: Mexico's Young Filmmakers Are Breaking Records and Pushing Boundaries

    Mexico’s film industry broke records last year. Box office attendance reached an all-time high and due in part to increased public funding, local productions rose to more than 70 feature films. Yet, as is true in all of Latin America, Hollywood blockbusters edged out national films.

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    LatinoBuzz: Latin American Films Take Center Stage at the Box Office, Sometimes

    It’s rare for a film in Spanish or Portuguese to make it to a U.S. theater. Even within Latin America or Spain, it’s difficult for local films to compete against Hollywood blockbusters. Once in a while, against all odds, Latino films triumph at their local box office.

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    LatinoBuzz: Havana Film Festival New York Closes with Cuban Zombie Comedy Juan of the Dead

    When the film premiered in Cuba at the Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latino in Havana, the lines snaked around the block. Everywhere it’s played extra screenings have been added. And even with worldwide sales Alejandro Brugués stays humble. I asked him what would happen if he was a zombie. “O...

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    Kathryn Galan of National Association of Latino Independent Producers Resigns

    NALIP announces the departure of Kathryn F. Galán. After 10 1/2 years at NALIP, Kathryn has decided to resign as Executive Director to finish her Master's Degree and pursue new opportunities. Bienvenida (Beni) Matas will act as Interim Executive Director until a permanent replacement...

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    FiGa Films New Acquisitions for AFM

    North American sales agency and distributor FiGa Films has recently acquired several new Ibero American titles just in time for the American Film Market.

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    Latino Today - Morelia Film Festival!

    Variety reports on Morelia Film Festival's ninth edition October 15 - 23. I won't repeat the article here except to cite its place today as an exciting venue (hopefully not too exciting!!) to see new Latino, especially Mexican, films. The artistic director and founder Daniela Michel has quickly bro...

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Latinofusion

    Alfredo Calvino founded Latinofusion, a Guadalajara-based international film sales and distribution company, based upon a business model committed to give Latin films the time, dedication and risk-taking approach they need in order to successfully find their niche in the highly competitive independent/speciality market. Clients can count on a full access to all marketing, business, financial and legal aspects of the company’s operations regarding their films. They not only help design the adequate festival strategy that maximizes opportunities for each individual title, but also make sure that the strategy makes sense in terms of visibility,...

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    Miami International Film Festival Call for Entries

    Poster by Javier Mariscal, BarcelonaMiami is at the geographical and cultural crossroads of all these worlds – the natural place where South & Central America, Europe and the United States can centrally intersect. Miami International Film Festival has provided the venue and vehicle for these encuentros as part of the annual Festival since the creation of the Encuentros program in 2003. Though this event is by invitation only, finished Ibero American films are invited to send in their entries now. This premier showcase for Ibero-American cinema in the U.S. awards more than $55,000 USD in cash and symbolic prizes in major categories. Says Ja...

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